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June 22, 2005

The Weather

I remember thinking it was funny when my Grandpa used to make casual conversation by talking about the weather. Even at a young age, if I were to talk to him on the phone, he would ask about the weather.

When he used to pump gas at the gas station and I would go there to hang out with him, he would talk to customers about the weather.

I found it funny. Something so simple. Something, at the time, seemed boring.

I was reminded of his use of the topic of weather to break the ice today while I was training.

I was training on the internet over VoIP. It is important to build some type of report with your group when training. This is hard enough to do while training live, let alone training over the internet. So I attempt to bring out my best humor and stories. We were waiting for everyone to join the class, when I started to make casual conversation....about the weather!

I made a joke about being out in the humidity and they should have pitty on me. Everyone joined in discussing weather in their areas, other places they had been, dry heat vs. humidity. opened the doors!

So, it seems, that everyone has weather in common. You can't really offend anyone talking about weather. There's really no room for conflict or debate when it comes to weather.

My grandpa was a wise man! He knew just what talking about the weather could do! He was a good man!

Posted by Sissy at June 22, 2005 09:27 PM

how dare you talk about the weather in such a fashion! I find it altogether offensive that you would mention such a thing of beauty so casually. ;)

Posted by: at June 22, 2005 10:20 PM

so aparantly I should put my information first, then work on the actual comment . . . my apologies, Sir! It will not happen again, Sir!

Posted by: Aris_Ravencroft at June 22, 2005 10:27 PM

Oh, so wrong, just wrong! :-P How'd I know someone was going to pick that up!

Posted by: Sissy at June 22, 2005 10:29 PM

I love talking about the weather to break the ice. Or is that cut the humidity?

Posted by: vw bug at June 23, 2005 07:02 AM

Weather, the all purpose conversation topic.

Everyone knows about it and loves to bitch about it.

Posted by: Machelle at June 23, 2005 08:33 AM